This course will teach the most relevant techniques of how to conduct forensic interviews of children as victims and witnesses. The class will discuss the use of forensic drawings, the different stages of disclosure and memory, age appropriate interview guidelines, normal childhood development behavior and cognitive interview techniques. The course will discuss Florida Statute governing two party consent recorded phone calls. It will also discuss the art of writing the script for the victim, the anticipation of the “what ifs”, the proper recording equipment, and how to use the successful recording to obtain confessions.
Agency approval required before class
. Most agencies request that individual officers contact their training department prior to self-registration.